NBC's 'Manifest' officially renewed for season 2, set to return in fall
The show left us with a cliffhanger as we witnessed a gunshot but were unable to see who got shot, it seems season 2 will have the answer
NBC's record-breaking newcomer, 'Manifest', has been renewed for a season 2 and with this we know all that we have been waiting for will soon return. Coming from creator Jeff Rake, the show followed the passengers of Montego Air Flight 828 which went missing for almost five and a half years, and when it arrived the passengers began to hear strange voices in their heads which they referred to as "Callings". Season 1 followed the passengers, as they tried to figure what the "Callings" meant and it gradually traced the consequences these "Callings" had on the lives of the passengers.
The show received immense love from its fans with a big premiere, which averaged a 4.2 rating in adults in the 18-49 age group in Live+7. Its ratings tapered off, but helped by potent DVR gains, they stabilized in the 2.2-2.4 range (18-49 L7) for the second half of its run. For the entire first season, Manifest averaged a 2.8 L7 rating in adults 18-49 and 12.6 million viewers overall, making it the season’s #1 new scripted series in 18-49 and the overall #6 entertainment series.
Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, Co-Presidents of Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment, said, "In just its first season, Manifest has answered many questions about the mystery of Flight 828 and, smartly, asks many more. Congratulations to Jeff Rake, our producers, cast and crew who have created an incredibly addictive series with compelling characters and complex relationships.”
Season 2 will pick up from the scene which left us hanging at the end of season 1, when Michaela Stone (Melissa Roxburgh) barged into the apartment where Jared (J.R. Ramirez) and Zeke (Matt Long) were in a brawl. As the frame closed up on Michaela's face, we heard a gun shot which indicated that some one actually got shot.
We don't know who it was, but chances are it was actually Michaela who perhaps gets hurt, and this incident will probably contribute in ending the conflict between Jared and Zeke. On the other hand, it was revealed in the finale episode that the passengers have barely five years more to live, which once again makes us wonder about what must have happened on that plane.
Fans cannot get enough about the season renewal, and some are already taking to Twitter to celebrate the coming of a season 2. One fan wrote, "THE STONES ARE COMING BACK!!!!! @NBCManifest has been renewed for a season 2! I repeat MANIFEST HAS BEEN RENEWED FOR A SEASON 2!!!!!!! #Manifesters #manifest". The enthusiasm seems to be equal on both sides of the camera, as actor Josh Dallas who plays Ben Stone, took to Twitter to spread the news, "@NBCManifest SEASONS 2!!!!! Can’t wait to see these beautiful humans again. This fall on @nbc! #manifest #manifesters #thestones."
'Manifest' season 2 returns to NBC this fall, no release date has yet been decided on.